External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas
The Shale Gas News, heard every Saturday at 10 AM on 94.3 FM, talked about plastic manufacturing, CO2 emissions, new PA jobs and much more last week.
Every Saturday Rusty Fender and I host a morning radio show to discuss all things natural gas.
The Shale Gas News, typically, is broadcast live. On the January 21st show (click above), we covered the following new territory (see news excerpts below):
- U.S. Shale Oil Producers See Rising Prices and Costs—Energy Journal. FOR SHALE DRILLERS, RISING OIL PRICES COME WITH RISING COSTS During the oil-price downturn, the U.S. shale industry survived by wringing every last drop of savings out of firms that help with drilling activities. Now that crude prices are rising, the middlemen are raising their prices, reports The Wall Street Journal.
- Report: Shale Gas Spurring Plastics Manufacturing Growth. According to the plastics industry website www.plasticsnews.com, the report shows plastics industry employment was up nearly 10 percent in 2015 from its 2008 lows. It also notes that the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is currently tracking 560 plastic manufacturing investments in expansion or new construction nationwide.
- Power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions. U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over the same time period. On a 12-month rolling total basis, electric power sector CO2 emissions are now regularly below transportation sector CO2 emissions for the first time since the late 1970s. CO2 emissions from electric power have been trending lower since 2007.
- Thank you, Jane Fonda. On behalf of every oil and gas-loving Canadian, thank you. Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to come all the way up to Canada to talk about our resource. You could have stayed in Hollywood, where you’re surrounded by 13 oil fields that generate a higher level of GHG emissions than Canadian dilbit blends, but instead you came and visited us in the Great White North.
- Governor Wolf Announces 88 New Jobs with Xpress Natural Gas Fueling Station in Susquehanna County. Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Xpress Natural Gas, LLC (XNG), a pioneer of the “virtual pipeline” that provides a network of compression stations and lightweight, high-capacity trailers, will construct a commercial compressed natural gas fueling station in Susquehanna County and create 88 new, high-wage jobs.
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